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'God wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.' 1 Timothy chapter 2 verse 4. Church is not for me! God's not interested in me! It's ok if you want to follow Jesus but it's not for me! If you want to believe it that's great but I dont need too. I have heard these statements many times as maybe some of you have. It maybe how we feel but actually it's not true, its not the message of the Bible, which comes from God. He wants everyone to know the truth. He wants to save everyone from death and offer them hope and a good future here on earth and for Eternity with Him in Heaven. That's why Jesus came. This is what He wants for you! This is how much He loves YOU. Why not trust Him today?


'having nothing, and yet possessing everything'. 2 Corinthians chapter 6 verse 10. During this time for many of us what we have has been taken away from us. Maybe income, health, job, holidays, freedom, school, clubs, ... and we are wondering what life is all about. The truth is we can take nothing with us when we die. So how can we possess everything? This verse came to life on a trip to Uganda back in 2005 where I saw people who had so little but were happy. the reason is that so many of them had the only thing that really mattered - a right relationship with God. God who created them, loves them and through Jesus has forgiven them and restored them. He wants to do this for you as well.


Christ died for our sins .... and rose again. 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verses 3 and 4. These words are the basis of the Christian faith. Do you believe that Jesus died on the Cross for you and rose again? If so, then why not find a church near you and find out more?


For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans chapter 6 verse 23. Again today, may I invite you to read through this verse several times and ask God what He wants to say to you. Remember - wages are what we receive for what we do, whereas a gift is entirely something we just accept and enjoy.!


For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans chapter 3 verse 23. Again, may I invite you to read through this verse from the Bible several times and ask God what He wants to say to you through this verse. Maybe you sometimes think that some people are better than you, or perhaps worse than you, then this verse can be a great leveller of people.


For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John Chapter 3 verse 16. As Christians we believe that the Bible is one important way that God speaks to us. Have you ever listened to God? John 3 verse 16 is probably the best known verse in the Bible. Why not read the words of this verse through a few times and listen to what God wants to say to You? You may want to put YOUR name in the verse instead of 'the world'.


Salvation is found in no-one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Acts chapter 4 verse 12. These are words which Peter spoke to the important men in the Temple when he was called to explain how a crippled beggar was healed. Contrary to what so many people seem to believe, salvation is in neither the church nor a cause, but through Jesus Christ alone.. Jesus Himself said "I am the way". Why not find out more about Jesus by reading a Bible or New Testament, going along to listen at a Beach Mission or Church Mission, or else go along to a local church and ask someone there to please answer your questions about Jesus?


'He has set eternity in our hearts'. Ecclesiastes chapter 3 part of verse 11. We are made to live forever. Why are we never fully satisfied with stuff, however good it is. we are always left looking for more, wondering if there is anything better, wanting to achieve it again or reach the next goal. It's ultimately a futile chasing after fulfilment and happiness because that's not what we are made for. We are made ultimately for a relationship with God and only then can we be content. There's a hole in my heart that can only be filled by you (Jesus), because God is the source of life. Stop striving, trust Him, know true peace and achieve all that you were made for.


When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts Chapter 2 verses 37 and 38. On the first Day of Pentecost after Jesus ascended back to Heaven, Peter preached a very powerful sermon.and verse 37 says that the people asked Peter 'What shall we do?' Verse 38 gives us Peter's reply - to repent means to turn from sin, changing the direction of your life from selfishness and rebellion against God's laws. At the same time, you must turn to Christ, depending on Him for forgiveness, mercy, guidance and purpose. We cannot save ourselves - only God can save us!


For God says, "In the time of my favour I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I (Paul) tell you now is the time of God's favour, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians chapter 6 verse 2. Many people put off a decision to follow Jesus, thinking that there will be a better time - but they could easily miss their opportunity altogether. There is no time like the present to say sorry to God for not following Him and to receive His forgiveness. Don't let anything hold you back from coming to Jesus. The right time is NOW!


This first verse is from Philippians and reminds us to think positively, despite all the negative news regarding the coronavirus and being told we are not allowed out. Let us think about all the blessings we do have for example family, friends or a comfortable house to live in. Finally let us remember the hope that we have through Jesus Christ.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Philippians 4:8 NIV




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